Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

2400 Canal Street, 5J
New Orleans, LA  70119
United States

Description:Specifics about our clinic:
-Offer all routine diagnostic services
-Provide full range of hearing devices with capability to perform PMM in clinic
-Cochlear implant surgical center with follow up care
-Provide full vestibular testing and diagnostics/ work with physical therapist for appropriate VRT referrals
-Provide tinnitus assessments and tinnitus management including tinnitus retraining therapy, gentle amplification, notch therapy, and assistive devices
-Support inpatient and community living center by servicing hearing aids, providing ALDs
-Providing telehealth services to community outpatient clinics

Number of externship positions:

Funding is assigned by the Office of Academic Affairs and may not have been determined by the application deadline. OAA funding is announced nationally at the same time which should allow sites to know funding at approximately the same time. Historically, our site:
We have previously been awarded funding for one full time extern.

Clinical opportunities provided during the externship:
Audiologic evaluation
Immittance measures
Otoacoustic emissions
Hearing aid selection
Hearing aid fitting
Assistive listening devices
Vestibular evaluation
Electrophysiology evaluation
Tinnitus evaluation
Tinnitus management
Cochlear Implant evaluation
Cochlear Implant management
Auditory Processing evaluation
Cerumen Management
ENT clinic
Cochlear Implant Surgery Observation
Interdisciplinary Audiology

Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Basic diagnostics; baseline vestibular understanding

Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Understand and implement the VA mission to honor veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being
To enhance the core values of each trainee: trust, respect, excellence, compassion, and commitment
To enhance competency, confidence, judgment, understanding of hospital setting, and team effort
To enhance ability to evaluate and integrate scientific research into clinical practice
Nurture research and continuing education

Number of audiologists at site:

Number of staff at site:

Audiologists holding CCC-A certification:

Audiologists holding ABA certification:

Number of patients seen per year:

How many students per year both interns and externs:
(No response)

Continuing Education opportunities:
We have in-house seminars from all hearing aid manufacturers on contact for each technological update. We also allow the extern to attend ONE off-site vendor training of their choosing.

Travel to satellites required?:
Not required

Are there interdisciplinary opportunities? If so what:
We attend weekly polytrauma team meetings to aid in the global care of our traumatic brain injury patients. We are also in the process of coordinating a cochlear implant team which includes an audiologist, speech language pathologist, and neurologist.

Are there research opportunities? If so what?:
Independent research will be allowed and encouraged. There are no formal research opportunities available at this time.

Do you have a consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites that provides additional experience?:

Site’s application requirements:
Please provide a cover letter, resumé, and two letters of recommendation.

Steps for the student/university to follow the application process:
Our administrative officer will reach out to the accepted applicant to fill out all the appropriate documentation needed in the hiring process, as well as, contact the university of an affiliation agreement is needed.

Site’s application deadline:

Site’s externship contact:
Catina Peoples
Vaughn Davis

Anticipated decision date: